I hit this error while adding a samba mount to my fstab, but mounting the same end point would work when executed from command line. For my scenario it turns out that it might be an issue with cifs-utils or kernel if your mount point is under more than one sub-directory. My solution was to go with option 3 and have my target as a share
"//host.IPAddress/share/subdir/subdir/target" - This failed with error "CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -2"
"//host.IPAddress/share/target" - This worked
"//host.IPAddress/target" - This worked
After a recent Owncloud 8.o.x update I started getting this error being logged whenever the owncloud cron job run. To resolve the issue I had to change the cron job to be run as the user apache.
su -s /bin/sh apache -c "php -f /path/to/owncloud/cron.php"
The webserver on CentOS is run under the user apache, on other linux flavous it’s www-data to find out what it is on your system just check the error being logged it will log the user running the webserver.
Console has to be executed with the same user as the web server is operated
Current user: someuser
Web server user: apache <- This is the user you want.
Sometimes you may need to have the java JDK available on your system without having to run the installer exe/msi for different reasons. This solution worked for me with JDK8u45, I haven’t tried it with other JDK versions so your mileage might vary.
Thanks to @Marc T for this solution.
create destination folder (c:\jdk8)
download JDK exe from Oracle
7zip -> unzip into destination folder
Open command prompt and enter cmd [cd c:\jdk8]
Enter this command to unpack the contents of the folder [for /r %x in (*.pack) do .\bin\unpack200 -r "%x" "%~dx%~px%~nx.jar"]
This error is very generic and while googling I found different issues can cause it. I was able to resolve it this particular instance by creating the folders
/tmp/.X11-unix - as root
/tmp/.ICE-unix - as user logging in
/tmp/.X0-lock - as root
Which had been deleted while manually cleaning up a previous session. The statement below was also logged when this error occured but it to appears to be a generic error logged for different cases whenever a session fails.
596 Session startup failed
Recently I needed to encode some clips taken with my phone to a web optimized format since the videos were already in mp4 my initial thought was to keep them in mp4 format h264 video/AAC Audio.
First things first to get the videos to a web optimized format a re-encode would be needed so I had to accept that some drop in quality was going to happen. That was the easy part. A little googling and I found that libfdk_aac is the best AAC codec currently to use with ffmpeg, so I uninstalled my RPM installed ffmpeg and tried to compile my own. Getting sources for all the codecs I needed to have in my ffmpeg was pretty straight forward, but the build failed with some make error gcc was having issues building for the platform. This left me with 2 options wipe the OS fedora 20 and upgrade to the latest 21 or spin up a VM and use that to do the compile. The second option seemed like the way to go but I still wasn’t sold on the idea of having to do all this extra effort just to encode some phone clips.
During this thinking period when I was trying to get some time to go with option two I came across an article about vp9 and it hit me I was willing to jump through all this hoops to use a proprietary codec while there was a comparable opensource codec I could use with ffmpeg out of the box. So I re-installed ffmpeg from RPM spent about an hour tweaking some scripts to do the conversion and rotation of the clips.
Played back the newly encoded webm files and I could barely notice a difference with the original files, they were also 50% – 70% the size of the original files. Getting my video hosting application to work with webm files took about another hour as it was not on the list of supported extensions this was uprising since it’s an open source application.
Right now am feeling pretty happy with my choice as expected safari and IE don’t support webm so for those needing to watch the clips am just telling them to use Chrome or firefox. While the video hosting application allows me to share the clips with outsiders for my internal consumption of the clips I use Plex Media Server once they add support for webm to their native clients I will be converting the whole collection of clips from mp4 to webm.
Update: I received some feedback from family members and they are able to view the videos without a problem, so looks like I will be sticking with VP8/9.
Sometimes when using apps checked out from Git an update might break something so it’s good to know a few git commands. Move to root of the app folder you had checked out to perform git commands.
This command will list all the commits so you can see at which commit you are and pick the one before yours and copy the commit hashcode it will be a long string.
git checkout hashcode
With ‘hashcode’ being the commit hashcode copied from the log. This command will move/revert your app/code to the commit you specified. Just restart your app after that to run it with the new code.
git checkout master
This command will move your code to the master branch from development. Do this if you want your app to be more stable Alpha/Developement branches break now and then as people checkin new code. They have the benefit of getting new features before the stable branch if you don’t mind having something break now and then which is ok with me 🙂
Recently I had a need to search through my gmail and fwd some emails on a daily basis. I checked out Gmails rest interface but it was a bit of an overkill for what I was doing. So I settled on just plain IMAP and SMTP. The main idea was search through my inbox using several search parameters, get all the emails that match the pattern and fwd them to a list of emails. So I wrote a script to do this and had cron call the script at the end of the day. I put up the source in github for anyone interested.
I have been playing around with KVM lately, just to see how it stacks up against VirtualBox and am loving it. I have found the following commands interesting while working with VMs.
List all VMs
virsh list --all
Start stop a VM
virsh start/stop vmName
virt-clone --original vmName --name newVmName --file /some/path/newVmName.qcow2
Clone VM and assign Random Mac address to new image
virt-clone --original vmName --name newVmName --file /some/path/newVmName.qcow2 --mac=RANDOM
Copy over the xml for the new clone which you can use to define your clone if moving the image to another host
cp /etc/libvirt/qemu/newVmName.xml /some/path/newVmName.xml
Shrink/Sparcify VM image
virt-sparsify --format qcow2 --compress vmName.bkp.qcow2 vmName.qcow2 --tmp /some/path
This command assumes you renamed the original VM image file to “vmName.bkp.qcow2” incase the new image has problems you can revert to original image. You can skip the –tmp argument if you have more than double the size of the VM image available in your /tmp directory. You will need to make sure you have package “libguestfs-tools” installed which supplies the sparsify command.
virsh undefine vmName
This removes the XMl configuration for qemu you might have to delete the VM image yourself.
List storage pools
Refresh pool data
virsh pool-refresh poolName
You will need to run this command if you delete a VM and you need to reuse the VM name you had used, so make sure you refresh the pool where your deleted image was located.
Disable autostarting of a VM
virsh autostart vmName --disable
Move VM to another system Offline
Step 1 from original host shutdown your VM, copy xml and image to backup location.
virsh dumpxml vmName > /bkpLocation/vmName.xml
cp /locationofVMs/vmname.qcow2 /bkpLocation/vmName.qcow2
Bye default if you didn’t change image storage location it will be “/var/lib/libvirt/images”. I prefer to store them in a separate partition from the OS.
Step 2 on new host get VM xml and image and enjoy.
virsh define /bkpLocation/vmName.xml
Domain vmName defined from /bkpLocation/vmName.xml
virsh start vmName
This all works if you are moving from host1 and host2 with similar cpus, for my purpose host2 had a different cpu type so I had to first create a new vm in host2 and compare the xml with my backed up copy then changed a few lines specific to CPU on host2.
Recently I needed to disable the sleep button on my Fedora desktop. At first I was going to use
xmodmap but the main drawback with this method is that changes made are cleared on reboot so I would need to create a script to be run at boot to maintain my settings.
A little more googling and I found a better way of performing the change using
pklocalauthority. By creating a file “/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/somefile.pkla” having extension .pkla with the following entries:
This has been tested successfully on Fedora 20, my centos box doesn’t need this as sleep is blocked by default.
FYI: Some xmodmap commands i found useful when researching the issue.
To list all keycode mappings
To disable keyboard mapping for sleep”X86Sleep” button on my system which is mapped to “keycode 150”.
xmodmap -e 'keycode 150 = NoSymbol'
After second reboot KDE ignored the localpolicy file and I had to reconfigure the sleep button within KDE. I can’t explain why it worked after first reboot, but for now am just going with redefining the button in KDE.
I updated my centOS to the lates update 6.6 and eclipse started crashing every time I tried to use the editor. At first I thought it was a SELINUX issue but this was happening even after turning off SELINUX. Turns out it’s a bug with kepler and how it checks for installed Cairo version. Launching eclipse from console will give you the error below.
eclipse: cairo-misc.c:380: _cairo_operator_bounded_by_source: Assertion `NOT_REACHED’ failed.
This issue is fixed in Luna if you want to upgrade or you can disable Cairo in eclipse.ini with the command below to keep using your current eclipse version.
Thanks to @Riley for the workaround.